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Just for Kids

Kids rule at Holiday Valley. From our terrific children's ski and snowboard programs to the family-friendly Inn at Holiday Valley to the fun loving Village of Ellicottville, we love kids! And kids and their families love Holiday Valley...we were rated #2 in the East for "Kid Friendly" by SKI Magazine readers for 2015!

Special Surprises on the Slopes...

We love kids on the slopes at Holiday Valley, with plenty of fun and exciting trails to explore, 11 family-friendly quad chairs to ride, 4 terrain parks and an introductory Riglet park. Be sure to check out the "secret" Fort, hidden away in the woods of the Tannenbaum area and built just for kids! You'll find a maze, slides and other fun stuff to explore with your Mountain Adventure class or with your friends. Find out about the Seneca Clan Rock hunt, where you search the mountain to find out about the 8 clans of the Seneca Nation. At the top of almost every lift you'll find an easier way down, so families can ski together.

Really Fun Kids' Lessons...

We love kids at Mountain Adventures Ski and Snowboard Program! Our very own clubhouse, the Creekside Lodge, is conveniently located next to the Holiday Valley Lodge, just across the creek from the School Haus beginner's area and steps from the Day Care Center. After the full day class is over, kids may keep their rentals until 4:30 so they can ski with Mom and Dad to show off what they've learned. Mountain Adventures and the Day Care Center are open daily during the winter season. The Burton Riglet Park is a terrain based learning area for teaching 3 to 5 year olds snowboarding skills using specially designed easy riding snowboards and gentle terrain features.

Ticket Deals...

Lift tickets for kids age 6 and under are free, and junior rates area available through age 11. Check out the ISkiNY Passport for 3rd and 4th graders of any state - or Canada! Third and fourth grade students can get free lift tickets or free learn to ski or ride packages with purchase of the passport for just $25.

Family Lodging Packages...

We love kids at the slopeside Inn at Holiday Valley! Rooms are super-sized with a mini-fridge and the heated indoor/outdoor pool is a blast to swim in during a snowstorm! Free continental breakfast, a sauna and hot tub, family board games, a small library and a chairlift right outside your door all make this place great for families. And best of all, up to 2 kids ski and stay free when their parents buy a midweek ski package. For an extra special treat, add the 'Sweet Dreams Package" and receive a basket of cookies and milk to go with your bedtime stories.

Tubing is Wicked Fun!

We love kids at the Holiday Valley Tubing Company, located just 4 miles from the resort, open Thursday and Friday PM, Saturday and Sunday all day. We even offer a free shuttle that runs every 2 hours from the Resort Services Center so older kids can go have fun on their own. For the little ones under 7 years and 42 inches tall, there's a special Li'l Tubers area, weather permitting and tickets are only $5.

Sky Flyer Coaster Rocks!

The family friendly Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster is located near the Tannenbaum Lodge. The coaster is a thrilling ride down the mountain zigzagging and spiraling through the trees and over a ravine. Be sure to purchase your Coaster tickets when you get your lift tickets for the best pricing! Children must be 3 years old and 36" tall to ride with an adult or 8 years old and 42" to ride alone.

Ellicottville, Kid Style...

The Village Ellicottville loves kids too! Most of the restaurants are casual and especially family friendly early in the evenings. And how about whole stores just for kids (of all ages!)? A Taste of Ellicottville has a wonderful assortment of Sesame Street character hats for kids (and adults), Alexandra and Kazoo II have a good assortment of stuffed animals, games, puzzles, books and more.